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Football Rumours on Monday 30th March 2020

last updated Monday 30th March 2020, 9:33 AM


  • Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan hopes to turn his loan move to Roma into a permanent one this summer. Arsenal want £18m for the 31-year-old Armenian, but the Italian club only want to pay £10m.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Real Madrid are interested in signing Arsenal's 30-year-old Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - but only if they fail to sign Norway's Erling Braut Haaland, 19, from Borussia Dortmund or 27-year-old Senegal international Sadio Mane from Liverpool.
    (Daily Express)

  • Real Madrid are prepared to battle Arsenal, Barcelona and Bayern Munich to secure the signing of RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano this summer.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Aaron Ramsey is set to join Manchester United in a Paul Pogba swap deal with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a big fan of the Juventus star, reports claim.

  • Tottenham and Chelsea will reportedly battle it out to sign Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope in the summer.
    (Daily Star)

  • Leeds star Kalvin Phillips has delivered a big blow to Jose Mourinho by insisting he wants to stay at Elland Road for the rest of his career.

  • Real also want to sign 21-year-old Brazilian midfielder Igor Gomes, who could cost £45m from Sao Paolo.

  • Newcastle United are keen on taking Burnley midfielders Robbie Brady and Jeff Hendrick, both 28, on free transfers. The Republic of Ireland internationals are out of contract at Turf Moor in the summer.
    (Newcastle Chronicle)

  • Manchester United are growing increasingly confident of landing Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez this summer in a club-record £135m deal.
    (Daily Star)

  • Real Madrid have declared midfielder Fede Valverde almost unsellable with a staggering reported £448million release clause after interest from Manchester United.
    (Daily Mail)


  • Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is reportedly prioritising a new defensive midfielder in the upcoming transfer market, as he believes it will allow Gunners fans the opportunity to see the best of Mesut Ozil.
    (Daily Star)

  • Barcelona and Spain legend Xavi says he is ready to manage the La Liga club but insists there cannot be any “toxicity” in the dressing room.
    (La Vanguardia)


  • Tottenham have given Heung-Min Son and Steven Bergwijn permission to return to their home countries.
    (Sky Sports)

  • Aston Villa star Jack Grealish crashed his car following a 4am party - hours after urging fans stay indoors for the virus lockdown. He apparently smashed the £80,000 Range Rover into three parked cars near Solihull, West Midlands. After leaving his address he departed on foot before the Police could arrive.

  • Aston Villa's 33-year-old English goalkeeper Tom Heaton wants to go into coaching at the end of his career and is hoping to return to former club Burnley.

  • Everton remain hopeful of getting planning permission for their proposed new stadium this summer, despite the coronavirus pandemic.
    (Liverpool Echo)

  • Premier League clubs are preparing for a "mini pre-season" lasting a minimum of two weeks before returning to competitive action when the football returns after the coronavirus crisis.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • The Football Association is ready to open Wembley Stadium to the National Health Service as sport mobilises to offer its iconic venues to the fight against coronavirus.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • UEFA is drawing up plans to finish this season in August and have shortened competitions next season in order to minimise the devastating effect of the coronavirus on European football.

  • A proposed £340m takeover of Newcastle United appears to have moved a step closer, with the Premier League having been informed of a bid led by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • The Premier League is continuing its investigation into alleged breaches of financial fair play by Manchester City despite football shutting down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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